I am a cultural geographer with a particular interest in technology, based at the University of Exeter. I conduct interdisciplinary research into the importance of technology in everyday life. My work is situated in the lines that span and delineate Cultural Studies, Human Geography and Science and Technology Studies. This website is a means for sharing my work. Read my latest blog post at /blog.
Very Short Academic Biography
In April 2013 I became a Lecturer in Human Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. Between March 2010 and March 2013 I was a Research Fellow in the Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC), at the University of the West of England, Bristol. My research continues to be concerned with exploring and problematising the cultures, spacings and temporality of technology. So, this research broadly pursues three themes: first, geographies of technology – principally practices of innovation and embodied uses; second, spatial imagination and appeals towards a future, not least in relation to ‘ubiquitous computing‘ and ‘smart cities‘; third, the changing understanding and biopolitics of the human capacity for attention, characterised partially by work concerning an ‘attention economy‘.
In July 2010 I successfully defended my PhD thesis, undertaken at at the School of Geographical Sciences in the University of Bristol. I was funded by the Economics and Social Research Council as a 1+3 student. Between November 2009 and June 2010 I worked as an RA with Prof. Martin Weller in the Institute of Educational Technology, at the Open University, investigating practices and rationales for digital scholarship. In 2006 I graduated from the MSc in Society and Space at Bristol. I studied as an undergraduate at the University of Plymouth, in BSc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology in 2004.